Last week I visited Austin with a Evey and Jen. We did some touristy stuff, window shopped a bit and ate a lot. People in Austin seemed to be really nice and laid back, which meant that everything moved a bit slow, even the cars. The squirrels and pigeons have no sense of self preservation. What kind of squirrel stops and stares down the car that is heading straight toward it? One that was born and raised in Austin. I learned that I don’t care for Tex Mex but I love the barbecue. Texas does their meat right. We tried out quite a few places, but there were only three that we really liked.
On the top of our list was Rudy’s BBQ. If you ever make it out to Rudy’s, you have to order the extra moist brisket, the ribs and the cream corn. If we hadn’t already ordered so much meat, we probably would have ordered the turkey too.
Baby Back Ribs
Extra Moist Brisket
Our second favorite was our lunch stop at Leaning Pear in Wimberley. Healthy, fresh and delicious.
Pumpkin perhaps? I forget, but it was good.
Chicken Pot Pie
Green Tea Panna Cotta w/ Hibiscus Poached Pears
Ancho Dark Chocolate Terrine w/ Cinnamon Creme Anglaise
I don’t know about Evey and Jen, but my third favorite was our lunch at South Congress Cafe. My crab enchiladas was spicy and delicious.
The one thing that I couldn’t appreciate was the Tex Mex. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but the one taco that I had from Torchy’s was just too overly salty and oily. I probably should have ordered a breakfast taco or something.
The Democrat - Fail!
I would go back to Austin just for the brisket and cream corn from Rudy’s. I don’t know how I’m ever going to eat barbecue in California again.